Maternal Influenza Immunization and Adverse Birth Outcomes

Phadke et al, Am J Epidemiol. 2016

Maternal influenza immunization can reduce influenza-attributable morbidity and mortality among pregnant women and infants who are too young to be vaccinated. Data from empirical studies also sps_141117_pregnant_vaccine_injection_800x600upport the hypothesis that immunization can protect the fetus against adverse outcomes if the mother is exposed to influenza. There is a consistent protective effect against a variety of adverse birth outcomes.